Art In America
Titled after an unpublished manuscript by intersex activist Lynn Harris, this group show presents work by self-identified transgender artists alongside archival materials, complicating narratives often assigned to gender-nonconforming people. Continue Reading »

Artnet News
Representations of the transgender experience are communicated across media, with an emphasis on performance and sculpture, or “having the bodies occupy space,” co-curator Stamatina Gregory told artnet News in a phone interview. Continue Reading »

These days, people love to say we’re at a “transgender tipping point,” a market so saturated with trans faces and stories that the battle must be more than halfway won. People know the names — Janet, Laverne, Caitlyn — and those who have long focused on the L and the G are beginning to mention the T more and more. Continue Reading »

Bedford + Bowery
What do DJ and New Museum darling Juliana Huxtable, a former member of industrial outfit Throbbing Gristle, and “drag mother” Flawless Sabrina have in common? Continue Reading »

Walking into the gallery at The Cooper Union in New York for the Bring Your Own Body exhibit, I’m greeted by the faces of Transparent producer and visual artist Zackary Drucker and her mom Penny Sori, who play the fictional mother and daughter Moxi and Patti in an odd and hilarious video called Southern for Pussy. Continue Reading »

Chicago Reader
“Bring Your Own Body,” a showcase of historical documents and contemporary art at Columbia College’s Glass Curtain Gallery, aims to highlight self-identified transgender histories as opposed to narratives by those outside the transgender community. In this show, trans artists decide how their community is documented, and they do it through various mediums. Continue Reading »

Chicago Tribune
The transgender community lost an icon when David Bowie died of cancer two weeks ago, days after his 69th birthday and the release of his latest album. Bowie — whose personas included a space alien, a sexual adventurer and a lost astronaut; whose androgyny seduced all, from Mick Jagger to Iman; whose musical styles ranged from glam rock to jazz and what he called plastic soul — left just as the world has finally begun to catch up with his sexual and gender fluidity. Continue Reading »

The Cooper Union
“Bring Your Own Body” presents the work of transgender artists and archives, from the institutional and sexological to the personal and liminal. Taking its title from an unpublished manuscript by intersex pioneer Lynn Harris, the exhibit historicizes the sexological and cultural imaginary of transgender through a curatorial exploration of the Kinsey Archives. Continue Reading »

With the mainstream media having its “transgender moment,” an exhibition in New York is taking an intensive, diverse look at transgender art and art-making, fusing contemporary and historical trends, commissioned pieces, performance, and archival material from the Kinsey Institute. Continue Reading »

Huffington Post
The Huffington Post chatted with Vaccaro and Gregory this week about their vision for “Bring Your Own Body” and the narrative being constructed through their curatorial work. Continue Reading »

While the mainstream media, obsessed with celebrities instead of everyday people, continues to show a narrow, unified vision of transgender identity, the exhibition portrays the struggles of transgender artists to find their own narratives. Continue Reading »

With an emphasis on sculpture and performance, the exhibition chronicles the transgender experience across a variety of media, with each artist working with or responding to an existing body of archives. Continue Reading »

The Offing
Alfred Kinsey, the American biologist who became famous for his research in sexology, passed away before he could publish any studies specifically relating to gender identity. Dr. Marcus Tye, who last month gave a lecture entitled “Resurrecting Kinsey: Gender and Sexual Fluidity in the Age of Tinder” at the Morbid Anatomy Museum in New York City, points out “the slight irony of Kinsey emphasizing variations in sexual interests, but remaining quite binary on sex (gender identity to use current terminology).” Continue Reading »

Paper Mag
“Bring Your Own Body” features more than 70 works from the transgender archives at Kinsey Institute including drawings, photographs, personal letters and diary entries. According to a press release, the show “historicizes the sexological and cultural imaginary of transgender through a curatorial exploration of the Kinsey Archives and the burgeoning movements for transgender expression from the turn of the 20th century.” Continue Reading »

Philadelphia Gay News
The pieces on display in “Bring Your Own Body” come in a variety of media, from fabric art to sculpture. There are also ’zines, police photos — even doodles by an eminent sexologist.

The show is broad enough to encompass many perspectives. Viewers can see both the dark, disturbing photographs by the French surrealist Pierre Molinier and “Southern for Pussy,” an amusing video by Zackary Drucker, a producer on the television show “Transparent.” Continue Reading »

Artists and activists gathered for a panel discussion on the lasting influence of transgender artist and HIV activist Chloe Dzubilo, who died in 2011 just five days after an art exhibit she co-curated, TransEuphoria, had closed. Continue Reading »

The show juxtaposes contemporary works by Greer Lankton, Justin Vivian Bond, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, and more with archival documents from the Kinsey Institute. What results is a complicated picture of the traditionally narrow way gender has been thought about—and what transgender people have done, and continue to do, to disrupt that narrative. Continue Reading »

Visual AIDS
Chloe Dzubilo’s trans embodiment is drawn in cursive—in pink, blue, gold and blood red. She sews together words; she invents a language of resistance. Continue Reading »